I feel so grateful to have grown up in a creative, artist family
From an early age I was inspired and exposed to art and painting by my talented mother Sue,
a professional artist and painting instructor. I grew up learning and knowing that with the
right tools and guidance anyone can paint and create.
Acrylics and mixed media are my favorite mediums. I am inspired to paint a variety of subjects, loose florals, birds, abstracts with layers of natural elements and also creating mixed media pieces using collage & stencil elements. I studied painting in College and graduated with a BFA in painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art, PNCA. Post graduation I exhibited my work at a local gallery in Portland. Type and Calligraphy are another love of mine. I studied calligraphy at Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. I went on to teach Calligraphy and how to see and create letter forms.
For my day job I work in our family business, Scheewe Publications Inc., we publish instructional painting books. I have spent years photo styling, photographing and designing books and book covers. I love what I do. I am a true blue Oregonian, my husband, cat and I live in Portland.
I believe we are all artists, we are all creative, sometimes we just need a little nudge to begin the adventure.